Hoops teaser previews Netflix’s Jake Johnson-led animated series
Netflix has released the first teaser for their newest adult-animated series titled Hoops, featuring Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse‘s Jake Johnson as a terrible high school basketball coach. This marks Johnson’s latest collaboration with creator Ben Hoffman, who worked together on the sitcom New Girl. The 10-episode first season will be available for streaming on Friday, August 21. Check out the video in the player below!
Created by Ben Hoffman, Hoops is an animated comedy sitcom that centers on a hot-headed, foul-mouthed high school basketball coach who thinks turning around his god awful team will take him to the “big leagues” and turn his miserable life around. The series will be led by Jake Johnson, who will be lending his voice to Coach Ben Hopkins, who is described as a pathetic, angry, foul-mouthed coach desperate to prove himself, but always looking for an easy way to get the job done.
Joining Johnson are Rob Riggle as Barry Hopkins, Natasha Leggero as Shannon, Ron Funches as Ron, Cleo King as Opal, and A.D. Miles as Matt. It will also feature the voices of Nick Swardson, Gil Ozeri, Max Greenfield, Steve Berg, and Sam Richardson.
Hoops is executive produced by Hoffman and Johnson along with Seth Cohen, M. Dickson, Phil Lord, and Chris Miller.